we ate the birds

what an accidental affair this living is after all our civilization

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policymic:

NASA finds most Earth-like planet yet

Using the Kepler space telescope, NASA astronomers have found the first planet that they believe to be made of rock, roughly equivalent in size to Earth and potentially capable of supporting life.

The planet, Kepler-186f, orbits the star Kepler-186 some 490 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. It has a diameter of 8,700 miles, making it larger than Earth, and its orbit lies within the “Goldilocks zone” where temperatures could allow for liquid water to flow on its surface. Kepler-186f likely even boasts similar gravity. It’s the first such planet to ever be discovered outside of our solar system.

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so very cool

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New York just expects so much from a girl—acts like it can’t stand even the idea of a wasted talent or opportunity. And Miss Adele had been around. Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got. What a thrilling proposition! The chance to be “all that you might be.” Such a thrill—until it becomes a burden. To put a face on—to put a self on—this had once been, for Miss Adele, pure delight. And part of the pleasure had been precisely this: the buying of things. She used to love buying things! Lived for it! Now it felt like effort, now if she never bought another damn thing again she wouldn’t even—
Recommended Reading: The Paris Review has put its Zadie Smith short story “Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets" online. "New York just expects so much from a girl—acts like it can’t stand even the idea of a wasted talent or opportunity. And Miss Adele had been around.” (via millionsmillions)

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rachelfershleiser:

She plastered a poster with her own face floating above the words, “Stop Telling Women to Smile” on a vacant storefront here, across from a federal courthouse. Then Ms. Fazlalizadeh and her helpers brushed on two dozen more posters she had created. Images of young faces stared back with wary, defiant and no-nonsense gazes above statements such as “My Outfit Is Not an Invitation,” or “Women Do Not Owe You Their Time or Conversation.”
(via Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Takes Her Public Art Project to Georgia - NYTimes.com)
I am such a huge fan of this artist/project.

rachelfershleiser:

She plastered a poster with her own face floating above the words, “Stop Telling Women to Smile” on a vacant storefront here, across from a federal courthouse. Then Ms. Fazlalizadeh and her helpers brushed on two dozen more posters she had created. Images of young faces stared back with wary, defiant and no-nonsense gazes above statements such as “My Outfit Is Not an Invitation,” or “Women Do Not Owe You Their Time or Conversation.”

(via Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Takes Her Public Art Project to Georgia - NYTimes.com)

I am such a huge fan of this artist/project.

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coverjunkie:

Spike Jonz stars newest Zeit Magazin
Photography by the fab Till Janz and Hendrik Schneider (take a look at their portfolio)
Editor in chief: Christoph Amend Creative director: Mirko Borsche

QT

coverjunkie:

Spike Jonz stars newest Zeit Magazin

Photography by the fab Till Janz and Hendrik Schneider (take a look at their portfolio)

Editor in chief: Christoph Amend
Creative director: Mirko Borsche

QT